Telehealth Buzz

Diminished Power for State Boards? Supreme Court to Hear NC Case

It all began with a conflict over teeth-whitening, and who should be able to provide the service.  As The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) first reported back in July 2012, in a case reflective of the broader debate over state versus federal control of regulatory matters, the Federal Trade Commission […]

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Telemedicine Forecast? Mixed Conclusions for New Studies

As The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) and others have previously reported, seemingly countless studies of recent have projected tremendous growth in the use of telemedicine in the years to come, particularly in the areas of remote monitoring and mHealth.  Yet still others have been more measured in their estimations, […]

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Interstate Licensure and Telemedicine: Expert Offers Support

For physicians seeking to practice telemedicine in more than one state, the Federation of State Medical Boards’ (FSMB) in-development interstate licensure compact will greatly help to streamline what is currently a lengthy multi-state licensure process.  In an article published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. Robert […]

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How “Ready” are Consumers for Telemedicine?

The past year, as The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) and others have reported, has seen a flood of studies on the future of telemedicine and mHealth, with the vast majority of researchers projecting exponential increases in usage, with market growth and venture capital investments to match. But according to […]

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How to Improve Healthcare Workplace Communication? Text messages

Text messaging has evolved significantly since its inception; no longer simply a tool enabling friends to connect, texting today can be used for everything from transferring money to patient monitoring.  And as researchers from the Ponemon Institute (a firm specializing in data and information security) conclude in a new Imprivata-sponsored report, text messaging can also […]

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Limits on Telemedicine Adoption? Experts Offer House Testimony

If a number of recent studies offer any indication, the telehealth market is set to grow exponentially in the coming years, particularly as researchers continue to point to cost savings.  Yet there are still roadblocks preventing broader usage, particularly among smaller medical practices. As Clinical Endocrinology News reported, in July 31 testimony before the House […]

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Increased Telehealth Use with New Veterans Secretary?

The Veterans Administration (VA) has long taken advantage of telehealth, and now, with new leadership in the wake of severe delays in patient care, the agency could likely turn to the technologies to alleviate some of the issues that have been plaguing it.   As Healthcare IT News suggested, the newly confirmed Secretary of Veterans Affairs, […]

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Breaking Down Telemedicine Licensure Process: CTeL Surveys Landscape

For providers seeking to practice telemedicine across state lines, there are a number of well-known licensure-related challenges that can arise.  “State medical boards’ varying policies, beholden to state legislatures, make telemedicine licensure a complicated science,” Search Health IT’s Don Fluckinger bluntly states.  Given such a complex maze of regulations, “health systems and their tech-vendor partners […]

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Apps Collecting Personal Health Data? FTC Commissioner Concerned

There’s an app for seemingly everything these days, from keeping your schedule straight to tracking your diet and workout regimen.  But are these tools allowing companies to collect too much personal health data from consumers? Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Julie Brill worries that this is the case.  Speaking at a recent event, as VentureBeat […]

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FSMB President Optimistic about Interstate Compact and Telemedicine

For physicians, including those utilizing telemedicine, seeking to practice across state lines, the multi-state licensure process may soon be getting much less complicated.  As Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, president of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) told attendees during The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s  (CTeL) July webinar, the drafting of […]

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